Bow before the fucking king of musical theater.
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This is probably Sondheim’s most famous song to be cut from a show before it opened.
Trying to think of other songs once cut from shows that have gone on to have lives of their own. “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (cut from The Nervous Set) probably tops that list. “Mr. Monotony” (dropped from a couple different Irving Berlin projects) and “Pink Taffeta Sample” (cut from Sweet Charity) have both had lives in cabaret (the former finally landing in a Broadway show courtesy of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway).
What am I forgetting? What other cut songs have really had lives beyond the obsessive fans of their songwriters?